Jul 26

Nooooo not like this... not like this....Click for full image

Carolyn Comments: You can probably analyze this better than I! I assume the artist just read the jacket blurb.
Published 1977

“Imagine: Gorilla-shaped bismuth junkies who stack their dead ancestors like cordwood in the living room; gentle souls who can touch with a touch or a thought. A throwback fiefdom on a planet where huge poisonous bats rule the night sky, where serpents the size of semi-trailers slither though the rotting jungle. A sarcastic mansized beetle that’s a Talmudic scholar and swears like a longshoreman. And claims to be immortal. All in a life’s work for Otto McGavin: Prime Operator for the TBII, undercover guardian of the rights of aliens and humans under the Confederacion.”

Mmm… uhh… seriously? That snake doesn’t look too happy.
Outstanding! Good Show Carolyn!

Actually, that cover IS a classical work of art!I would touch it without protective gloves.I've seen worse. Far, far, worse.Interesting, but I would still read it in public.Middlng: Neither awful nor awfully goodWould not like to be seen reading that!Awful... just awful...That belongs in a gold-lame picture frame!Gah... my eyes are burning! Feels so good!Good Show Sir! (Average: 8.88 out of 10)

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25 Responses to “All My Sins Remembered”

  1. SI Says:

    What’s up his legs… long on the top short at the bottom…

  2. SophaLoaf Says:

    @SI well, at least he has a snake’s shoulder to cry on…wait a minute!

  3. cutmanmike Says:

    I want whatever he’s smoking

  4. Phil Says:

    Calling Dr Freud…

  5. Parker Says:

    @Phil Not just calling but paging, emailing, sending out a messenger pigeon.

    Even the title and author is at an interesting angle.

  6. Carolyn B Says:

    I have a theory the artist didn’t feel like painting hands & feet that day – hence the fin-like appendage and the strategically placed skull with the melting eye socket. And that snake might be VERY happy…..

  7. DeadRobot Says:

    All My Design Lessons Forgot

  8. Adam Roberts Says:

    He’s playing the Snakemonster Double Bass. It’s Jazz, my hombres, Jazz!

  9. Some Pteronodon Says:

    I like how “huge poisonous bats” somehow translates to “Butterfly-winged Pteranodon”.

  10. e.lee Says:

    Large snake, pteranodon and skull- is this a poster for an avant-garde production of ‘Hamlet’?

  11. Phil Says:

    Jazz? No, medieval music: he’s playing a Serpent!

  12. anon Says:

    Ladies and gentlemen, we have a leak!

  13. John T Says:

    He’s not doing what you think to that snake – he’s just leaning against it in exhaustion. You would too, if you’d just passed a pointy skull that size.

    Is the snake yawning or singing?

  14. A.R.Yngve Says:

    If snakes could speak, that one would shout: “Lemme out of this cover, it’s an insult to a great writer!”

  15. Mark V Thomas Says:

    Re: A.R Yngve’s last post

  16. Don Draper's Blood Alcohol Level Says:

    So that’s what happened to the naked dude on the Led Zeppelin album cover after he lost his wings.

  17. Kate Shaw Says:

    All my sins remembered…especially that really embarrassing one with the snake.

  18. Tat Wood Says:

    The inscription ‘TBII’ makes me wonder whether this is an episode of ‘Thunderbirds’ I’ve repressed. You know, the one with the pterodactyl, the giant pearl held in the air by fart-power and the snake that needed rescuing.

  19. Tom Noir Says:

    After Otto got really depressed, he just sat around playing with his snake all day.

  20. anon Says:

    I always thought the story of an apple sounded ridiculous…

  21. fred Says:

    Laocoon poopins-a-skull.

  22. Tor Mented Says:

    If you forget the name of this book and want to find it online, DO NOT Google for “naked man riding a snake.”
    Just saying.

  23. Bruce A Munro Says:

    I remember my sins, and they’re all ridiculous.

  24. GSS ex-noob Says:

    All of my sins add up to much, MUCH less weirdness and badness as this.

    I’m wondering what Paul Stinson’s sins were! Not reading the book, or maybe even the blurb might have been one.

  25. Emster Says:

    “We’ve been told we gotta use some ‘art’ from Chris the boss’s son. Find something that isn’t too embarrassing, this book won’t get much notice.”

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